KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jack McGowan of Oklahoma Wesleyan has been tabbed National Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Joe Shulberg of Oklahoma City has been named the NAIA National Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. McGowan and Shulberg, who are the final weekly award winners for the 2012 season, were selected based on their performances from Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
McGowan, a 5-foot-10 freshman forward from Liverpool, England, scored two goals, three assists (seven points) in Oklahoma Wesleyan's only game this week. McGowan led the Eagles to an 8-0 victory over Waldorf (Iowa) on Nov. 2, which landed them in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. McGowan picked up one goal and two assists in the first half against Waldorf. He scored his second goal of the game at 58:27 extending the Eagles lead to 6-0. Just over 10 minutes later, he collected his third assist.
McGowan ranks eighth in the NAIA in total points (48), ninth in total assists (12) and 13th in total goals (18).
Shulberg, a 6-foot-3 junior goalkeeper from Huntington, England, was key in a 1-1 tie to then-No. 3 Science & Arts (Okla.) on Nov. 3. Shulberg made saves in the 17th, 23rd and 57th minutes to keep the match scoreless. He also made three saves in the final 10 minutes of regulation and three more in overtime to keep the game tied at one. Shulberg continued to record pivotal saves during penalty kicks as he stopped two shots to lead Oklahoma City to the Sooner Athletic Conference semifinals. For the game, Shulberg recorded nine saves in 110 minutes.
On the season, Shulberg is 5-1-3 overall with 38 saves and a 0.73 goals against average.
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Offensive Nominees: Pedro Antonelli, Cumberlands (Ky.); Rodrigo Pontes, LSU Shreveport (La.); Victor Costa, Oklahoma Baptist; Emilio Yomaha, College of Idaho; Jonathan Rehner, Asbury (Ky.); Edin Campara, Lyon (Ark.); Tim Krautheim, Ashford (Iowa); Ethan Bauer, Baker (Kan.); Noel Medina, Grand View (Iowa); Tyler Fischer, Aquinas (Mich.); Emmanuel Onywera, San Diego Christian (Calif.); Nathan Adams, Bryan (Tenn.); Jordan Green, Hastings (Neb.); Kyle Breitenbach, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Agust Arnarson, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Oliver Gore, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Alex Vukic, Menlo (Calif.).
Defensive Nominees: Lance Quini, LSU Shreveport (La.); Chenjerai Simpson, College of Idaho; Ivan Ristic, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Julio Trejo, Concordia (Calif.); Anthony Wakeford, Lyon (Ark.); Yuta Nomura, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Ben Coyle, Baker (Kan.); Harrison Burgess, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Reece Richardson, Indiana Tech; Jack Austin, Virginia Intermont; Josh Goepper, Indiana Wesleyan; Vignir Johannesson, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Evaristo Hernandez, Morningside (Iowa); Joachim Soderstrom, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Jonathan Junqua, Soka (Calif.).
2012 Men's Soccer Players of the Week (Offensive; Defensive)
Week 1 (Sept. 4): Will Monsour, Belhaven (Miss.); Henry Moody, Texas at Brownsville
Week 2 (Sept. 11): Brad Lyons, Concordia (Mich.); Andi Hoffer, Thomas (Ga.)
Week 3 (Sept. 18): Will Monsour, Belhaven (Miss.); Milco Risteski, Robert Morris (Ill.)
Week 4 (Sept. 25): Joe Sbarro, Benedictine (Kan.); Luke Baxter, Bellevue (Neb.)
Week 5 (Oct. 2): Richard Isberner, Rio Grande (Ohio); Kyle Breckan, Cornerstone (Mich.)
Week 6 (Oct. 9): Naissim Ayadi, Mobile (Ala.); Dennis Kramer, Southern Poly (Ga.)
Week 7 (Oct. 16): Jordan Green, Hastings (Neb.); Vignir Johannesson, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)
Week 8 (Oct. 23): Gaetan Massiah, Mobile (Ala.); Patrick Kinsella, Ashford (Iowa)
Week 9 (Oct. 31): Felipe Silva, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Tom Halsall, Lee (Tenn.)
Week 10 (Nov. 4): Jack McGowan, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Joe Shulberg, Oklahoma City